News Archive: 2017

Season's greetings and thank you!

Our service closes for the seasonal break from today and reopens on Tuesday 2 January 2018. If you haven’t yet found your volunteering fit, we’ll be happy to help you in the New Year, though our online database full of volunteering roles is available to search 24/7. You can apply for roles during this time too, so it’s not too late! Visit the site here.

We hope you all have a peaceful and enjoyable festive period and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year! Make 2018 your year to volunteer!
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Why I love volunteering with Victim Support - Hussein Mahmood

Hussein volunteers with Victim Support.
Victim Support provides practical help and emotional support to all victims of crime, whether or not they have reported the incident to the police. Anyone seeking support, no matter where or when the incident took place, can contact Victim Support through the free 24/7 Supportline: 0808 16 89 111.
Here he is, in his own words, talking about how much he has enjoyed volunteering.
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Volunteering this week: use your existing skills for good causes

Volunteering roles this week include lots of opportunities to use your existing skills for good causes. Use your gardening skills to support a well-known children's charity, make an impact by setting up an IT system for a project that reduces loneliness and isolation, or help manage the books in an organisation that represents the interests of older people.

If you're looking for something different, there are always plenty more opportunities on Volunteer Connect.

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Volunteering this week: support young people to reach their potential through fun and creative activities.

Our volunteering opportunities this week include roles perfect for people who would love to pass on their passion for artistic, creative or sporting activities to young people. Other favourite roles this week include an opportunity with the Brent Mencap and a chance to practice your public speaking skills! 

If you're looking for something different, there are plenty more opportunities on Volunteer Connect.

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£40 million for tackling London’s social issues

Trust for London has launched a new 2018-2022 funding strategy and committed nearly £40 million over the next five years to tackle poverty and inequality in London. The fund is now open for grants. Click "read more" to see if your organisation is eligible for funding.

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Have you heard about the Harlesden Hub?

The Harlesden Hub offers local people, groups, organisations and charities a space to provide support and advice on a wide range of topics and helps make local connections work for the people of Harlesden.

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Help young people and learn new skills: Featured Opportunities 30/06/2017

Take a look at our opportunities of the week by clicking the links below, or click read more:

Homework Club Volunteer – Brent Libraries

Volunteer Cook - FoodCycle
Volunteer at Love Chalkhill Festival 2017
The annual Chalkhill Festival needs volunteer runners, directional hosts, helpers and stewards! The Festival is free with performances, health and fitness advice, employment and training opportunities and fun activities for all ages! If you are interested in getting involved then please get in touch with the Festival directly.


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Opportunities of the Week 09/01/2017

Volunteering placements are available in a huge range of settings and roles, and provide the perfect opportunity to try out a career or gain valuable work experience.

If you'd like support in finding an opportunity that will help you gain experience in a specific area, talk to us at our drop-in or email

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